Northeast Texas

11:27 am
Tue July 29, 2014

No more watching for ice on bridge in the middle of summer

TxDOT will be replacing these signs with newer, better, "it's 100 degrees outside, there's no ice!" sensible versions starting August 4th.
Credit Matthew Rutledge (photo cropped); /

  Those old, folding "Watch for Ice on Bridge" signs will be going the way of the Dodo.  While not a bad idea to have a sign that could be active when necessary, Texas drivers know the reality became that these signs, once unfolded, rarely were folded back up.

Which led many of us to be hyper-vigilant for that elusive "ice on bridge" in the middle of the summer and triple-digit temperatures.  Mainly so we could sit on it and cool off a bit.

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2014 Elections
10:47 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Ratcliffe forces runoff as incumbents struggle

John Ratcliffe will face incumbent Ralph Hall in a May 27 runoff.

It was a rough night for Republican incumbents in Northeast Texas. Some must dust themselves off and scrap again in a May 27 runoff election. And a couple lost outright.

Ralph Hall, who has represented Northeast Texas in Congress since 1980, will face challenger John Ratcliffe in a runoff. Ratcliffe, a former U.S. attorney during the George W. Bush administration, didn’t get too close to Hall in vote totals, but Hall’s failure to win a majority of ballots cast ensures a runoff.

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The Morning Bell
12:05 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Beaty: 'I'm not ready to say goodbye to Algebra II'

Dr. Marvin Beaty, Superintendent of Bonham ISD

The Texas State Board of Education on Thursday voted to drop Algebra II from the required curriculum for high schoolers. This comes at a time where many states are starting to do the exact opposite by adding Algebra II to their required curriculum.

Dr. Marvin Beaty, Superintendent of Bonham ISD explains his views on the matter on this edition of The Morning Bell.

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Northeast Texas
6:46 am
Mon November 25, 2013

What's your favorite Thanksgiving story?

"Freedom from Want" by Norman Rockwell
Wikimedia Commons

Here at KETR, we tell the stories of the world to Northeast Texas...and we tell the stories of Northeast Texas to the world.

What's your favorite Thanksgiving story? Do you have a favorite memory of your grandparents? Is there a culinary success story - or a kitchen disaster - that stands out? What does the holiday mean to you?

If you have a story you'd like to share, call us at 903-886-5334 or email us at We'd like to have a story or two to share on the air or at our website on Thanksgiving Day.

Northeast Texas
2:03 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Get together on the 4th of July!

Better finish sewing that flag! July 4 is this Thursday.

From Paris to Rockwall, here's a listing of July 4th celebrations around KETR's little corner of the world.

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Northeast Texas
12:27 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Paris Junior College to raise tuition $3/hour

Paris Junior College

The Paris Junior College Board of Regents approved a tuition increase of $3 per credit hour at its March 25 meeting.

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